Michelle Gaines What is an idiom? words, phrases, or expressions that are not interpreted logically or literally unusual expressions that are either grammatically incorrect or have a meaning that cannot be comprehended through contextual clues
Michelle Gaines It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!!!! It’s raining cats and dogs means: a.Cats and dogs are falling from the sky. b.It’s raining very hard. c.It’s not raining much at all. d. The weather is horrible. a. c. d. b. HINT: I can’t go outside because it’s raining cats and dogs and I would get soaked!
Michelle Gaines Skeletons in Your Closet Skeletons in your closet means: a.Your closet is full of skeletons. b.You are hiding something in your closet. c.You have secrets or something that you don’t want anyone to know. d.You are not afraid of anything. a. b. c. d. Hint: Why shouldn’t you be able to answer all of my questions? Don’t tell me you have skeletons in your closet!
Michelle Gaines Shake a leg means: a.A dance move used in the Shag. b.Shake your leg to get a bug off of it. c.Hurry up! d.You are doing the Hokey Pokey. Hint: We’re going to be late for the plane if you don’t shake a leg! a.a. b. d.d. c.c.
Michelle Gaines To break the iceTo be the first to say or do something hoping that others will join you To have a chip on your shoulder Describes a person who is angry and defensive or who is always ready to argue or fight Hold your horsesBe patient; wait a minute Over the hillOld or too old to do something On cloud nineVery happy or excited Pulling your legTeasing you Common Idioms and their meanings:
Michelle Gaines www.funbrain.com/idioms/ has fun idiom games.www.funbrain.com/idioms/ www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/6720/ has an a to z list of idioms with categories and quizzes.www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/6720/ www.idiomagic.com/dgl is a site about a software program you can buy about idioms.www.idiomagic.com/dgl http://a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html is another idioms review site.http://a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html www.english-zone.com/idioms/ has practice quizzes.www.english-zone.com/idioms/ www.idiomsite.com/-history tells where specific idioms originated.www.idiomsite.com/-history